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Paige“Lee was an amazing guide and highly recommend taking a tour with him if you get a chance! He'll regale you with legends and stories of old, while dancing a wee jig and blessing your ears with his wonderful voice, telling tales of evil Scotsmen. He's great ...“

Haggis Adventures

Haggis Adventures

4.7/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland
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TOURS
17
AGE RANGE
18-70
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
0-1h
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  • Award winning tours of the Scottish Highlands
  • Passionate, local Scottish guides
  • Operating since 1993
  • Trips to suit all budgets and timeframes

Back in 1993 a dynamic team of Scots established a backpacker travel company that broke the mould - fully guided trips that allowed intrepid young adventurers to discover Scotland with the best, most knowledgeable and sexiest Guides leading the way. We believe that ...

Back in 1993 a dynamic team of Scots established a backpacker travel company that broke the mould - fully guided trips that allowed intrepid young adventurers to discover Scotland with the best, most knowledgeable and sexiest Guides leading the way. We believe that a country's culture, history, myths and legends can only truly come to life through a local. We have always stuck stubbornly to our mission – to make every trip we run the best yet and have never cancelled a single trip. You have made the effort to come and explore our country so the least we can do is show you around.

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936 Haggis Adventures Reviews

Excellent
84%
Good
14%
Average
2%
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Accommodation
4.5 / 5
Transportation
5 / 5
Meals
4 / 5
Value for money
4.5 / 5
Guide
5 / 5
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  • S
    Skye High
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 19, 2018
    Oh my gosh, what an amazing adventure! The Highlands were amazing, Skye was breathtaking and Kirsty was the best guide I could have asked for! So many great sto…
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  • MP
    Compass Buster
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 19, 2018
    I did the Compass Buster tour with Kirsty in the middle of a year long RTW trip and it was an absolute highlight of my travels. The tour brought us to places I'…
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  •  reviewer 3
    Loch Ness Hunter
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 19, 2018
    We loved this bus tour where we discovered the highlands of Scotland. Lee was extremely knowledgeable about local and historical facts. Thoroughly enjoyed the d…
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  •  reviewer 4
    Skye High
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on October 18, 2018
    Kirsty was very knowledgeable about scottish history and it made the tour that much more meaningful to know the history behind the beautiful sights that we saw.…
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  •  reviewer 5
    Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 18, 2018
    Awesome tour! I had a blast travelling the country with Michael as a guide. I would highly recommend visiting Scotland and booking this tour when you go!
  •  reviewer 6
    Hebridean Hopper
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on October 18, 2018
    Yvonne was a fun tour leader who knew just how to keep us interested in the many different stories of scotland. I am so glad I went on this tour with her!
    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Ari! Thank you very much for your appreciation and 5-star review. We will make sure that it will get to Yvonne. Great to know that you had a fantastic experience!. Cheers, Karolina
  •  reviewer 7
    Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 18, 2018
    Lee was an amazing guide and highly recommend taking a tour with him if you get a chance! He'll regale you with legends and stories of old, while dancing a wee …
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    Hebridean Hopper
    3.5 - Good
    Written on October 17, 2018
    Yvonne was an excellent guide and the information and scenery spectacular. Unfortunately the tour was not right for me. It is designed for young people on very …
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi there! Thank you very much for taking your time and sharing your feedback. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your tour. Haggis Adventures tours are designed for backpackers traveling on a budget. We don't have an upper age limit, as long as you are fit enough and open for this type of experience, everyone is welcome to join our tours. While I'm sorry to hear that you are disappointed with certain aspects of the tour delivery, I'm pleased to know that you enjoyed the tour with Yvonne. Cheers, Karolina.
  • A
    Skye High
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on October 17, 2018
    Three cheers for Fiona! Yes she is prettier than the one in Shrek! But more than that an excellent guide! She made sure we had an amazing time
    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi, thanks for your review! We are very happy to know that you had a fab time traveling across the country with Fiona. Hope to see you back to Scotland. Cheers, Karolina
  •  reviewer 10
    Skye High
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on October 17, 2018
    I loved my trip to Scotland! We got to so many cool locations. Rich was an amazing guide who made the experience above and beyond. He’s bringing the art of stor…
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    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Micaela! The legend Rich strikes again with yet another amazing tour! The Isle of Skye is stunning. And with Rich as your guide, you are sure to have a great time! Thank you for this review and you are welcome back any time :) safe travels - Tim

About Haggis Adventures

Back in 1993 a dynamic team of Scots established a backpacker travel company that broke the mould - fully guided trips that allowed intrepid young adventurers to discover Scotland with the best, most knowledgeable and sexiest Guides leading the way. We believe that a country's culture, history, myths and legends can only truly come to life through a local. We have always stuck stubbornly to our mission – to make every trip we run the best yet and have never cancelled a single trip. You have made the effort to come and explore our country so the least we can do is show you around.

Haggis Adventures videos

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  • HAGGiS Adventures wee Video
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  • HAGGiS Adventures - 3 Day Skye High
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HAGGiS Adventures On Tour

Why Haggis Adventures

Tours By Travelers

Having been travelers before, Haggis Adventures understands what makes a truly memorable trip. For this reason, they do everything they can to make sure that you end up loving their homeland as much as they do - and it is their backyard after all, so they know it best!

Continuous Improvement

While constantly striving to make sure that each trip they run is the best they have run yet, they know that traveling with like-minded people makes the trip better for everyone. Haggis Adventures has won multiple awards over the years, and they do this by getting out there and trying new things, discovering new places and helping you to enjoy the time you spend on the road.

Haggis Adventures Benefits

Legendary Staff

As Haggis says, their staff are “legendary” - full of energy, motivated, enthusiastic, and extremely knowledgeable. This is just one of the reasons to travel with Haggis, which means that you will get the benefit of having a local show you around and give you the insider info.

Expert Local Knowledge

By having this local knowledge, paired with their experience as travelers, it means that you will have the choice to spend your money how you want to. If there is a paid attraction that they stop at, there will also be a free alternative. The accommodation is guaranteed on all trips, with Haggis reserving your bed and you can “Pay as you go”, otherwise there is the option to pre pay with a bundle before you even depart. Where possible, Haggis will also try to offer a private room upgrade when available.

Comfortable and Affordable

Just because you are traveling on a budget doesn’t mean you should be uncomfortable; this is why Haggis use the latest model Mercedes Benz coaches, with low emission engines, so you can travel knowing that you’re doing it in an eco-friendly way. Getting off the beaten track is easy, and with the Haggis coaches, comfort and safety are not compromised.

Haggis Adventures Guides

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What makes us unique

Haggis Adventures Story & History

Haggis was formed back in 1993 by a team of Scots, who were looking to create a backpacker travel company like no other. They wanted to create fully guided trips that allowed young travelers to discover Scotland, with experienced, knowledgeable and friendly staff.

They understand that traveling to a new country is made special by the culture, history, myths, and food that make that country special. By having a local guide bring these elements to life, Haggis has grown in size for more than two decades, to become the award winning tour company that they are today. Through word of mouth recommendations from one traveler to another, as well as the awards they have won, Haggis has built its well-known reputation over the years to form the tour company they are today.

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.

  • Does Haggis offer student discounts?

    Yes, if travellers hold an ISIC, ISE or ITIC card. This should be made clear at the time of booking so the discount will be applied and travellers need to show this card when they check-in.

  • Is tipping compulsory on the tour?

    No, tipping is not compulsory. Haggis leaves it to each traveller to give tips as they feel appropriate.

  • Is it possible for Shamrocker to store any excess luggage while I am on tour?

    No, Haggis does not have luggage storage facilities but these may be available at the hostel. Edinburgh Waverley and London Victoria train stations also have secure storage facilities.

  • What is the luggage restrictions on the tour?

    Each passenger can bring one standard piece of luggage up to a maximum weight of 15kg that is composed of a standard 60 litre backpack or a medium holdall or suitcase. If the luggage is in excess of this allowance, passengers may be asked to leave it behind in secure storage. In addition, a standard daypack may be carried on the coach provided it can fit in the luggage rack or under the seat.

  • Is it possible to travel with friends if booking is done separately?

    Since there are sometimes more than one departure per day, it is not guaranteed that friends will be on the same bus if bookings are made separately. Please get in touch with us, we are happy to help book you and your friends together.

  • Are there solo travellers on the tour?

    Yes, while there are couples and friends travelling together, every tour has plenty of solo travellers.

  • How much time is spent off the bus everyday?

    There is lots of time spent for exploration. Haggis will takes you on guided walks to explore castles, recount local myths, legends, a few tall tales and explain the regions' often tumultuous history.

  • What is the age restrictions of the tour?

    Majority of Haggis travellers are between 18 to 35 years old. The minimum age on all tours is 17 and no maximum age is set as long as travellers are reasonably fit.

  • Is it possible to be picked up or dropped off somewhere other than the Haggis office?

    The pick up and drop off point is only the Haggis office. This ensures the day is not compromised by running around the city. Most hostels are walking distance to the office. Likewise, the bus and train station are a few minutes walk and the airport has frequent and cheap transport from the city centre.

  • What is the departure and arrival time of the tour?

    Edinburgh: The Haggis office opens at 7.45AM. Please check individual itinerary pages for tour departure and return times.
    London: The office opens at 7.00AM and tours depart at 7.15AM. Tours usually get back in to London at 6.30PM although this is dependent on traffic and weather.

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